Aline died of natural causes at 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Princeton Health and Rehab Center in Princeton.
She was born on May 23, 1923, in Caldwell County to the late William Thomas “Tom” and Mary Hazel P’Pool Merrick.
Aline was a homemaker and a member of Blue Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 37 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clint Garnett Mitchell; second husband, Robert “Bud” Wood; one sister, Mildred Mitchell; and three brothers, Thomas Merrick, Richard Merrick and Archie Merrick.
Aline is survived by three brothers, James Merrick of Hopkinsville, Don Merrick of Symsonia and Randal Merrick of Princeton; five sisters, Elloise Mitchell of Princeton, Pearl Dixon of Henderson, Lillian Hale of Hopkinsville, Linda Curvin of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Katherine Keefer of Maidens, Va.; three sons, Harvey Clint Mitchell (and wife Barbara) of Princeton, Jerry Garnett Mitchell (and wife Penny) of Cadiz and David Earl Mitchell (and wife Doris) of Princeton; three daughters, Marilyn Yunker of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Ruth Anne Mitchell of Cadiz and Betsy Meredith (and husband Eddie) of Princeton; grandchildren Teresa Boyd, Keith Mitchell, Jill Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell, Leslie Ellerbrook, Scott Mitchell, Lanita Mitchell, Ginger Adcox, John Yunker, Ashley Hargrove and Adam Meredith; step- grandchildren Tara Henderson Davenport and Tasha Henderson Harris; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Keith Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell, Dustin Mitchell, John Yunker, Adam Meredith and Jared Litchfield. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Dale Gilkey, Blake Mitchell, Randy Bush, Wayne Hyde, Edward Mitchell, Randal Merrick, James Merrick and Don Merrick. Music was provided by Leslie Ellerbrook, vocalist, Scott Mitchell, pianist and Lanita Mitchell, organist.